With an eye on the advanced-detector era (ADE), which is set to begin in a couple of years, this year the key questions of interest are: What is the current status and timeline of the various detectors that plan to take data in the ADE? What physics and astrophysics can be extracted from GW observations? What gaps exist in GW waveform simulations and how they can be bridged? What GW observations can be pursued jointly with electromagnetic and particle observatories, and how? What data analysis and detector characterization challenges are being addressed to make GW discoveries in the ADE? How can we test General Relativity and constrain alternative theories of gravity? The meeting will bring together active researchers in this area to discuss these questions and to prepare the community for the first detection of GWs in the next few years.

GWPAW web page

Important deadlines
  • Early registration deadline: October 4, 2013 (Friday)
  • Final registration deadline: November 1, 2013 (Friday)
  • Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2013 (Friday)